The 15 Best Sandwiches in Toronto (Spring 2021)

  Can’t believe it’s May 1st already.  Happy 8th birthday to my daughter Molly!!! It’s been a good, long while since the Toronto Food Blog has compiled a Greatest Hits album.  And as the local sandwich renaissance continues to gain momentum in this great city of ours, we pause of a moment to tip our…

Delina ~ 1891 Queen St E ~ (647) 348-2009

Delina Restaurant is a hidden gem at the west end of the Beach.  Owned and operated by a mother & daughter duo, their smorgasbord is full of Mediterranean & Middle-Eastern classics with a distinctly East-African twist. I love hitting-up Delina for lunch, in large part due to the salad bar.  Tabule, Coleslaw, Beets, Corn, Lentils,…

Kyouka Ramen ~ 2222 Queen St E ~ (647) 748-6288

Kyouka Ramen is – dare I say it? – the best ramen in town.  Located in the east end of the Beach, this is as authentic as it gets. Kenji is their head chef.  A long-time apprentice at the famous Tokyo location, he has brought his skills and knowledge to Toronto.  According to Kenji, his…

Chick-N-Joy ~ 1483 Queen St E ~ (416) 461-5848

Located along the quieter portion of Queen East between Leslieville & the Beach, Chick-N-Joy is a take-out joint that has been frying chicken since 1977. Not to be confused with the inferior-tasting chain restaurant with a similar name, Chick-N-Joy’s bold claim of “Love at First Bite” is not falsely advertised.  Try one of their $6 lunch specials or try…

Cool Runnings ~ 146 Main St. ~ 416-693-8724

Tucked away amongst the up-and-coming shops at Main & Gerrard is Cool Runnings, a family-owned-and-operated Caribbean spot that’s full of young families from the neighbourhood on this Thursday night. And though the name might be reminiscent of the John Candy classic, the food is far from anything Canadiana. “So, you like taking pictures?” the lady at the…

Green Eggplant Restaurant ~ 1968 Queen Street E ~ (416) 913-3361

If you’re in the Beach and are looking for a place where portions & selection are king, look no further than the Green Eggplant. This family-friendly diner often finds a line-up out the door on weekends, and their co-lo at 514 Eglinton Ave West is a testament to the fact that they’re doing a number of things…